urge (one) to (do something)

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urge (one) to (do something)

To prompt, compel, encourage, or plead with one to take some action. I was hesitant at first, but my wife urged me to testify. I urged her to write these stories down, as I was sure they'd make a great book.
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At this point, Mr Swiveller took the small servant's hand in his again, and being, as we have seen, but poorly, might in struggling to express his thanks have made his eyes as red as hers, but that she quickly changed the theme by making him lie down, and urging him to keep very quiet.
The organisation commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts at developing the country, urging him to remain focused in the fight against corruption and be detribalised in making appointments even while putting merit above other considerations.
Bush, urging him to issue an executive order permitting chaplains to pray in a sectarian manner.
The moderator of the third Bush-Kerry debate in Tempe, Arizona, CBS News personality Bob Schieffer, observed that he had received countless e-mails urging him to raise the issue of immigration.
In early January, church leaders including Archbishop Michael Peers (then-primate of the Anglican Church of Canada) wrote to Prime Minister Paul Martin urging him to enact a Health Covenant which, they noted, the Romanow Commission had made its first recommendation.
Jailed lawmaker Muneo Suzuki refused Monday to quit the Diet despite a resolution from it urging him to leave following his arrest last week on suspicion of bribery.
Sanders, a Muslim living in Rock Hill, sent Jordan a letter urging him to resign.